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Medical Term:

cavity of pharynx

Definition

it consists of a nasal part (nasopharynx) continuous anteriorly with the nasal cavity and receiving the openings of the auditory tubes, an oral part (oropharynx) opening through the fauces into the oral cavity, and a laryngeal part (laryngopharynx) leading into the vestibule of the larynx and to the esophagus.

Synonym(s): cavitas pharyngisTA, cavum pharyngis

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